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powerlifting

[pou-er-lif-ting] /ˈpaʊ ərˌlɪf tɪŋ/
noun
1.
a competition or sport involving three tests of strength: the bench press, squat, and two-handed dead lift.
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powerlifting

/ˈpaʊəˌlɪftɪŋ/
noun
1.
a form of weightlifting in which contestants compete in the dead lift, squat, and bench press
Derived Forms
powerlifter, noun
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Encyclopedia Article for powerlifting

an offshoot of Olympic weightlifting and weight training that emphasizes sheer strength more than technique, flexibility, and speed

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